Refining my How

My own retirement transition process (developed based on Design Thinking approach and outlined in my book Retirement Transition – Amazon link here) has 5 main steps: REFLECT: Self-discovery, know thyself. Deep introspection becomes the core foundation for creating your “Life Vision” statement (and for later assessing activities in action plan.) IMAGINE: All the possibilities. Lots … Continue reading Refining my How

How Transition to Retirement Helped my Stay-at-home Covid-19 Time

Today marked Day 37 in our stay-at-home adventure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our state started shutting things down earlier than many others, and we embraced the shelter-in-place (SIP) guidelines fully. In many ways, the things I learned in my retirement transition have helped make this time more bearable. I had learned how to live with … Continue reading How Transition to Retirement Helped my Stay-at-home Covid-19 Time

Book Seminar/Interviews

It’s been almost a year since I published my book Retirement Transition. I’ve posted about the struggle to do the promotional activities "suggested" to make it a best seller.   That level of activity requires more than I am willing to give.   Yet, I still take advantage of the promotional opportunities as they appear and surprisingly, … Continue reading Book Seminar/Interviews

Reflection on Word of the Year

Choosing a Word-of-the-Year is another tool to help focus on a vision or goal you want to achieve in your Retirement Transition. I’ve had more success than failure in my choices through the past few years with my word. I’m looking back and reflecting on what worked in order to help me in my selection … Continue reading Reflection on Word of the Year

Updating the Bucket List

While I have sometimes called my Seasonal Plans a “bucket list”, they are in reality 3-month action plans. I do have a more traditional bucket list, the things-to-do-before-I-die kind-of-list. There are some things that have been on that list for years. And I’m starting to think I should drop some of them from the list. … Continue reading Updating the Bucket List

September Musings

Retirement for me is an intentional way of living, aligning my lifestyle choices and actions/activities with my highest priorities/values. I’ve crafted a lifestyle vision statement based on that: Active. Connected. Creative. Contemplative. This blog post is simply a series of musings I’ve had this month as I’ve contemplated various blogs I am reading.   Am … Continue reading September Musings